Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Organized Kitchen

When I saw that Toni @ A Bowl Full of Lemons was doing "14 weeks to an organized home"I thought, 
"I can do this". 

Yep!! I'm laughing too but I'm sure as heck going to try. I figured it would be easy seeing how I just moved AGAIN the end of May. And, most of my things are in a storage unit!

For the most part my house is always pretty organized so I was hoping that this challenge would give me the incentive to organize the areas that are not. So, needless to say I was ecstatic to see that the Kitchen was the first place we are organizing. 

Why? Cause mine already is...woo hoo!!!

A real quick history before we get to the good stuff..."The Pics"!

In the last 3 yrs we down sized from a 2400 sq ft house to a 2600 sq ft town home to a 1200 sq ft condo to a 2800 sq ft town home to a 1400 sq ft house to our current home and it might be a 1,000 sq ft. Did this make you dizzy cause it does me to see that we moved that many times in the last 3 yrs. This last move is only for 1 yr and we are hoping to buy a house next year (this is another blog for another day)

With our current downsize I have a lot of my things in storage. So, if it didn't fit it went to storage or goodwill. One thing I can not stand is clutter. Especially on my counters and in my cabinets. Since I don't have a lot of counter space my racks from IKEA came in handy for some of my most used spices and my fancy (never use) coffee/tea cups.

I will not bore you by showing you every cabinet in my kitchen but you will get the idea of how I organize. It really is nothing fancy. I keep things I need at an arms reach and everything has it's own place. Including the cute dividers I use in the junk drawer.


My IKEA cabinet came in handy for my dishes. With being in a small house I don't have a lot of space and I needed the space for food and my bigger appliances. 

Here are some pics of the house before we moved in, and some after pics of what it looks like now!!

This is the kitchen if you enter from my side door...

And, the kitchen standing on the other end...

So, see it's not much and a bit small for me but I make it work.

I hope you enjoyed my kitchen tour of my "Cabin in the woods" (as I call my home)

What are you organizing???


  1. Our kitchens are very similar. I have a galley also. Not my favorite kitchen ever but as you said... make it work :) I am doing the challenge also.

    Take Care!
    Mandy Jean

    1. Hi Mandy! No, It's not my favorite style either and Yes! we do have to try and make it work :-)

  2. where did you get that awesome thing to put your spices in in the first picture ? that hangs and has the different ones to put spices in ? LOVE IT !!

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog...I got the rack and the spice jars at IKEA...Love that store!

    2. Thanks for sharing, oh I just love IKEA we moved and now its like 3 hours to IKEA but im thinking I might need to make a trip :)

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  4. I love your spice rack! So pretty!

  5. Your kitchen transformation is absolutely incredible, Denyse. Though there was still plenty to do with the kitchen design, you were able to pull it off with flying colors, despite how difficult it was. Congratulations!

  6. Really love the ikea cabinet...perfect size for that space at the end of the counter! I know where you got those spice racks ;} I so hear you on the plaid would make me not want to open the

  7. Ugh! I used to move around like that and have everything in storage - never again!!! at least I hope never again! lol

    Hey does Ikea still sell that double rack that you have in your kitchen?? I could really use something like that, do you remember the name of it??

  8. I love that dishes cabinet! Pretty glass on it. Once it starts cooling off I plan on doing a rehaul of the whole house.


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